Oscars aside, Carnival revelers are celebrating on floats, dancing in parades, covered in mud and more in this week in photos. We’re also mixing things up in this week’s news roundup and traveling vicariously with some of our favorite celebrities.
According to US Weekly, the royal couple are staying at the brand-new, five-star Cheval Blanc Randheli Resort in the Maldives. They gestimate the 4-night stay including a 2-bedroom private villa, infinity pool and $500 dinners will cost $10,000. Wouldn’t you like to trade places with Wills and Kate?
Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore went on an adorable girls’ getaway to Napa Valley (including a private cooking class!) according to People — and their respective Instagram accounts.
The Washington Post says the Obamas traveled to Florida today and will get some R&R at a resort in Key Largo, that is, if the President’s plans aren’t interrupted by the unfolding events in Ukraine.
According to the reputable Daily Mail, Mary Kate Olsen spent the last few weeks of February vacationing in Jamaica — and getting engaged.
The New Year was greeted by Vikings with torches, a massive flour fight, midnight kisses and more in this week in photos. A slow news week, 2014′s first travel blog roundup highlights what will be (or should be) overtaking your social media feeds this year.
What’s that clogging up your Instagram feed? Next to the -2 degree weather forecasts and Champagne glasses, Skift discovered an unexpected hit: Disney’s giant turkey legs.
JohnnyJet shares 14 travel tweeters to follow in the new year, including our favorite @ThePointsGuy and a flight attendant, @Heather_Poole.
Off Track Planet’s favorite travel apps of 2013 included the likes of RoadTrippers, WeHostels and Kurrency.
Our own Andrew Zimmern, and James Beard-nominated Executive Chef of Chicago’s Sepia Restaurant, describes the perfect foodie day in the Windy City over on JetSetter.
Finally, Adventurous Kate, one of our favorite solo female travelers, brings us 9 more entertaining travel blogs to follow.
From secret spots in Australia to cheap vacations, check out where travel bloggers are encouraging us to go this week!
The Space Shuttle Atlantis’s $100 million home at the Kennedy Space Center is nearing completion! Gadling takes a look what the new attraction will have to offer — from high-tech simulators and interactive exhibits, we’re sure space travel fans will be eagerly counting down to opening day.
Cities like Sydney and Melbourne are known tourist magnets in Australia, but if you’re looking to discover an untouched beach or to swim with whales, check out these 10 best-kept secrets of the land Down Under.
What if you could splurge on a luxury hotel, dine on the best food, do whatever activities you want and still be able to stay under budget? Check out these cheap and off the beaten path destinations that not only offer a spectacular experience, but are affordable and visitor friendly too.
Are you brave enough to try the world’s hottest pepper? Nomadic Matt shares his experience tasting a ghost pepper when he visits the Tears of Joy shop in Austin, TX.
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Travel bloggers this week take a look at strange presidential sculptures, unique hotels, lesser-known spots in Rome and more.
Who would have thought you could find a 7-foot-tall Ronald Reagan statue in Budapest? Condé Nast Traveler’s slideshow takes a look at some of the strangest US presidential artwork around the world, including President Obama’s ice sculpture in Israel for his visit this week.
You might think hotels are just a place to rest your head at the end of the day, but these themed hotels chosen by Oyster offer up an adventure of their own! Stay at an old 19th century jail, James Bond retreat and more.
From Barcelona to Ibiza, Spain is full of amazing cities to visit, but with so many to choose from, which destination is right for you? Whether you want to soak up some of the culture, take in the history or dance the night away, A Luxury Travel Blog knows the location that will be perfect for you.
Your typical trip to Rome would probably consist of visiting the Trevi Fountain and a tour of the Vatican, but make sure you don’t miss these lesser known treasures of the Eternal City! Tour a 16th century villa or view toys from various eras to get a break from long lines and crowds of tourists.
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Whether you love it or love to hate it, Valentine’s Day is on everyone’s minds – even travel bloggers. This week, we rounded up our favorite love-themed posts from across the travel blogosphere.
Valentine’s Day may be more popular than you think. In fact, it is the second most celebrated holiday in the world. And just like there are so many ways to say “I love you” around the world, each country has its own traditions when it comes to celebrating V-Day. Check out Hopper’s post for a look at how some countries choose to express their love.
Hoping to really sweep your loved one off their feet? Select Renaissance hotels are offering a romance package that includes coating your hotel suite in flowers: 27,000 blossoms will cover everything from the bed to the walls. Read more about this over-the-top Valentine’s travel experience on Gadling.
For fun-lovers, Rio’s Carnival is the ultimate party. But if you’re looking for something a little less touristy and crowded, you don’t have to travel to Rio to be a part of the Carnival celebration. 2Backpackers offers their list of other great Carnival celebrations where you can still experience the constant parties, parades and performances.
When you’re a kid, Valentine’s is all about the heart-shaped lollipops, conversation hearts and, of course, chocolate. Now that we’re older….well, let’s face it, we still want candy. Check out some of the world’s largest candy stores to find the perfect sweet for your sweetie.
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In This Week in Travel, it’s all about lists. Check out top sights to see, reasons to travel, or packing favorites from these travel blogging experts. READ MORE
A lot happened this week, in the world and in travel, and now the holidays are quickly approaching. If you’re looking for an opportunity to escape –whether it’s the cold weather, the post-storm clean up or just everyday life — let our This Week in Travel be your guide to getting away.
Planning a trip to Hong Kong? Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family friendly vacation or a luxurious escape, Oysterblog has a hotel just right for whatever type of traveler you may be.